Tuesday, December 8, 2009

So... I'm 30 now...

I celebrated with a few of my best friends on a cruise to the Bahamas... this SUMMER! Wow... I can't believe it's been 6 months already! That means I'm HALF WAY to THIRTY-ONE?!?!

Here a few fun pictures...

Cruse Photos on Facebook - Album One and Album Two

Sunday, April 5, 2009

2009 is Here

So, 2009 is here... and I haven't blogged on this site in quite some time.

I wasn't able to keep up with my 52 weeks of getting rid of things, but I do feel confident that I did get rid of 52 things. So at least I sort of made it.

I'll be 30 in just about 10 weeks, so I've been thinking about ways to celebrate it's arrival online. In real life, I've been planning on going on a cruise with friends - for several years, actually... We have a plan in place for that and hopefully will be buying our boat tickets early this week.

The writer of a really good blog I read, Chaos Symphony, posted a 30til30 series... she says, "I have 30 days until I turn 30, so I thought I'd try to choose 30 moments that have helped shape who I am and want to be." I have been encouraged to think about doing the same sort of thing. Danielle, however, is a much better writer than me, so I fear trying to follow such a groovy series like hers. I'm still thinking through it, and haven't asked her permission yet to "copy" it, but if I can get my thought together and plan out the posts, I may just do something similar to it. We'll see.

At any rate, I'm still almost 30. Sounds Fun!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I should be posting about Number 34 this week

EEK! Gosh, I promise I'm not that far behind in getting rid - it's just that I haven't blogged about it yet.

I did give away 2 pair of shoes (which may have (rightly so I'm sure) ended up in the trash in Charlotte), but I don't have pictures of those ready for you yet.

And I do have a tub of clothes that are ready for Planet Clothes (I can't remember if that's the name, but they have them all over the city - they look like large yellow mail boxes for clothes and shoes), so I'm sure that I'm super close to my 34th item. I'm working on the posts, though... sorry!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Getting Rid #17, 18, 19 and 20!

Wow... aren't you proud?

I'm still not caught up, though. Sorry!

I should be getting rid of number 24 this week. I'll try to see what else I can do before the weekend. A momumentous occassion. :)

For now, here's my attempt to catch up a little.

Number 17. Socks.

I know why we keep them. Because we just don't want to believe that something could actually disappear in a dryer. I'm giving up. Socks aren't that expensive, and I still have plenty.

This pile is gone from my desk.

Number 18. Box top.

Sounds strange, but back when I did a big clean up of my Christmas stuff, I apparently forgot to get rid of one of the old storage tub lids. So for some reason, after all these months, it still haunts my room... floating from one flat space to another, sometimes just standing alone in the corner next to my back door. Weird. "To the dump," I say!

Number 19. And 20. Hat and CD.

I know these got their mug shot taken together... I did that because they are going back to the same house. Travis and Julie's. I'm counting them seperately because they each go to their perspective owners. Julie let me borrow the hat about a year and a half ago when Alicia, Kristin and I went to Florida for Rachel's wedding. Sorry, Julie! After we got back, it went on top of Big Whitey (I can explain later, but it's a great shelving unit with doors!) nevermore to be thought of. Until the big sale. That's when Whitey got moved, so I had to clean the top off.

The cd is Travis'. That's right. He owns the soundtrack to Top Gun. And Tom Cruise is on the cover. Swoon.

So, there's a few things to help me catch up!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Getting Rid #16

I've been working on my room pretty much ever since we moved in to this house... in December 2006. It's a constant work in progress - cleaning, rearranging, etc.

When I sold my bedroom furniture, I spent the rest of that weekend getting some things done in the room so I could rearrange my furniture again and clean up some.

One thing that I've never been able to do since being in this house is to put my towels in the bathroom. Kristin and I share the cabinet under the sink, and I had all kinds of junk on my side in a tub, so there wasn't room for my towels. Since I only have one dresser, I can't keep my towels in my room anymore - and it's just not cool to have stack in your bedroom floor.

So, today, I cleaned out the tub and got rid of most everything in the cabinet... now my towels are in there! YAY. I'm normal now. I know this is a random picture, but its just some of the stuff I threw away... old medicine, gross old lotion, and yes, that's a video game thing. Something Avon sold several years ago, I think.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Getting Rid #15

I'm almost caught up!

This happens to be another one of those things that don't belong to me.

Last summer, yes about a year ago, I shared my desire to learn the violin. My sweet friend Grace agreed to help me. We ended up only having 1 or 2 lessons, and then I had to stop with my crazy schedule. Then she moved, the holidays came, she and her husband branched out with a new community group at church, she got pregnant, etc etc - so, we decided that it just wasn't really going to work out. While I am sad to not learn right now, I haven't given up hope - but it was time to return the things she had let me borrow.

I pulled in tonight and Josh came out - so he got to be in the photo!

Getting Rid #14

The other night, I was moving around some of the picture boxes in my hope chest because I needed to take my parents their marriage certificate. I know it sounds odd that I had that, but I have a lot of our family videos and picture... my parents sold the house we grew up in and moved into a much, much smaller place - and I just didn't want those things stored in weird temperature places... you know? Anyway, some of the pictures I have are their wedding photos - so funny! That's another story.

So in my hope chest, I saw some funny things - notebooks, photos, etc.

Then I found this.

I have NO idea where I got this... or why I have it. But I knew it should leave me.


So, I took it to work to a lady, Valerie, who is putting together some of the decorations and setups for a retirement party in June. There's going to be a beach theme... so - it fits!